International Development

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Reliable sources of international statistics

The UK government's department responsible for International Development.

The leading UK Institute of Development Studies

Oxfam's Inclusive Language Guide is a resource to support people to think about how the way they write can subvert or inadvertently reinforce intersecting forms of inequality. The language recommended is drawn from specialist organizations which provide advice on language preferred by marginalized people, groups and communities, and by Oxfam's staff and networks, to support us to make choices that respectfully reflect the way different groups wish to be referred to.

The IDB has been a leading source of development funding for Latin America and the Caribbean since 1959. The site contains lots of useful information and a data section.

The UK's leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues. Go to the Publications section for links to thousands of reports on key themes and countries.

The world’s largest database for public policy, with more than 3.2 million reports, working papers, policy briefs and data sources from more than 24,000 international organisations, NGOs, think tanks, and research centres. Topics include education, health, housing, local government, international relations, business, industries etc. and all areas of the world are covered. Use options in Advanced Search if you want to search specific countries.

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This searches the websites of over 1,200 institutions across the world that generate public policy research, analysis and activity. These sites are affiliated with universities, governments, advocacy groups, foundations, and non-governmental organizations. This site also leads you to other sources for finding policy.

The UNDP commissions the annual Human Development Report which focuses the global debate on key development issues.

The United Nations Development Programme

The World Bank comprise two institutions managed by 188 member countries: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). The IBRD aims to reduce poverty in middle-income and creditworthy poorer countries, while IDA focuses exclusively on the world's poorest countries. This site contains data and documents useful to IDS students.


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